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Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005

Dave!Ever run across something you'd just love to blog about, but ultimately decided against it once you had a minute to think about it? That seems to be happening to me a lot lately. I just spent twenty minutes writing up and entry, drawing a cartoon, and then... while proof-reading it... decided to delete it instead of posting it.

I don't think that it was too personal or anything like that, it just "felt" wrong.

With that in mind, I can't help but wonder how often something like this happens with other bloggers. Maybe it's just timing? If I were to go back through every blog entry I've ever made, how many of them would I be compelled to delete? Heh... probably ALL of them.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "I'm sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party."
Yesterday's Answer: Bull Durham (1988) with Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon.

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  1. Art says:

    Run Forrest run……………..

  2. karla says:

    Quote from “Forrest Gump”.
    And yeah that happens to me all the time. OR the opposite, where I come up with a brilliant post and then forget it in the interim between thinking and typing. Damn.

  3. Ben says:

    That happens to me alot. If you wanna tell, what was it about?

  4. Tonya says:

    I’d say out of about every 20 entries I sit down and write, 1 or 2 of them get a “nah”.. and deleted. Either because I decided it’s not something I wanted to share publicly, or I couldn’t express it well enough to make it worthwhile, or I just didn’t have the time and energy to really do it justice.

  5. Melissa says:

    One of my favorite movies – Forrest Gump!

  6. mrjerz says:

    I delete every once i a while. There are times that I write an entire entry, or damn close to an entire one, look at it, and ask myself what I thought was so funny in the first place. I need to do far more of that. And I love a shot at two in a row. This quote is Forrest Gump.

  7. Dave2 says:

    Because I force moderation, none of the above comments were visible by anybody else until I just now approved them… so everybody got Forrest Gump, with one of my favorite movie quotes ever. It somehow seemed appropriate that I finally use it.

    I don’t know why I enjoy that movie so much. It is exactly the kind of emotional button-pushing story that I usually don’t much care for. Probably because it’s so well made and acted?

    Previously, I haven’t had much trouble with deleting entries that I’ve taken the time to compose. I’m pretty good at making the call as to whether it’s something I want to share BEFORE I’ve written it. But this is the third time I’ve done it this year, and it’s more than a little frustrating.

    I’m just tired of my constant ranting. It seems every entry lately is completely overrun with things that are pissing me off, and it’s like an addiction… once I’ve put something out there that’s bothering me, it feels good to get it off my chest, so I find myself wanting to do it again. This time I just went too far and, while I’m sure there are people out there who would have enjoyed it, I just decided it was something I don’t want here just now.

  8. Brandon says:

    I never end up deleting my posts, I just start them, run out of time to finish them, and then leave them as drafts. My attention span is basically zero.

  9. Craig says:

    Funny – just yesterday I was thinking “Dave sure seems pissed a lot lately. I wonder if he’s ok.” I actually considered emailing to share that your tone has lately increasingly become bitter and rant oriented but I decided that I don’t feel it is my business to tell you how to live your life, nor what manner to write about what may be affecting yourself at any given time.

    Bottom line…it’s your site, your life, your choice on how to deal with things that personally affect you. You’re entitled to do whatever you want to do with your blog and in your life. If your readers don’t like it, they can choose to tell you and either ignore or continue reading – or sit back silently as I had previously done and again either ignore or continue reading.

    Having gone the silent route for a while and now that I’ve written, I’ll take my chances and continue reading.

  10. karla says:

    I like the rants. I would rant way more, but I don’t feel like I can, for fear of insulting native Norwegians or (which I really wanna do a big ol’ rant on) pissing off everyone at the company my husband works for, as many of them read my blog. But believe me, his employer sucks. But I don’t rant about the BIG EFFING MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION that is ruining our…oh, um, never mind.
    Rant on Dave!

  11. AGK says:

    I had a conversation with my kidlings one morning about Michael Jackson, explaining, no he’s not a woman, and yes, he really is a black man. Anyway, I was writing it all up, when I realized that it just might come across the wrong way. So, I deleted it all.

  12. Chuck says:

    Yes, I delete about half of the entries I compose for my blog. It’s almost as if the blog has developed its own unique personality. I’m not even sure that blog is me anymore. Nonetheless, some things I write would be disrespectful to the personna that the blog delivers. Now I can understand how some people keep several blogs in which they deliver different genres of postings. Only a thought. What do I know?

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